Earl R. Pollington, 94, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.
Cremation will take place and his family will be having a private memorial service at a later time. A private family burial will be held in Livingston. Memorial contributions in Earl’s honor may be made to the Hi-Line Sletten Cancer Center, c/o Northern Montana Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1231, Havre, MT 59501. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Earl was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Prescott, Mich. To Clarence L. and Ethel (Meyers) Pollington. He was raised and educated in Michigan. He came to Montana in 1933 to see family. He liked Montana and he stayed and worked in the Livingston and Bozeman areas. He entered into the United States Navy in 1942 and served in World War II on the USS San Diego. He was honorably discharged as a chief ship fitter. After his discharge he returned home to Montana. He met June Eggar and the couple married in 1948 in Bozeman. They had three children. Earl enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, music and playing the organ. His greatest interests were in body restoration of vehicles and ran an auto body repair shop for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ernest, Maurice and Clarence Pollington; and three sisters, Eva Stegman, Viola Chapman and Mary Skoles. Earl is survived by his wife of sixty years, June Pollington of Havre; his three children: sons, Terry L. (Karen) Pollington and Charles T. Pollington and daughter Linda M. Pollington, all of Havre; one granddaughter Lara Pollington of Havre; and numerous nieces and nephews.